Book release! Today the gorgeous paperback of my hybrid novel The Year of the Beasts is out! Illustrated by Nate Powell. *throws confetti*
It is part prose / part graphic novel.
But it signed by me at Skylight Books
Or elsewhere at
I feel so excited about the new Year of the Beasts paperback that if you email me a pic / proof that you pre-ordered it before October 24th, I will send you a copy of The Queen of Cool (I just found a bunch of hard copies while cleaning up!) (for as long as they last) That’s two books for one! Email me your proof of beasts purchase at misscecil (at) gmail (dot) com
Preorder The Year of the Beasts here!
The Queen of Cool is about a girl named Libby Brin who signs up for an internship at the Los Angeles Zoo where she works with some beasts and figures out what cool being really means.
Book Club! Book Club! Book Club!
Do you have a book club? Are you planning on reading one of my novels? Here’s a little treat for you. If the answer to these questions is yes, I would be happy to do a Skype visit with your book club to discuss the book!
If you send me a picture of your book club and proof that you’ve purchased 6+ copies of the book of mine that you are going to discuss I will happily arrange (to the best of my ability and schedule permitting) to Skype in at your book club meeting for half an hour.*
Book Club! Book Club! Book Club!
THE YEAR OF THE BEASTS is coming out in paperback on October 24th, 2014. I am very excited about this book. It’s a hybrid novel / graphic novel that is illustrated by Nate Powell. Do you have a book club? Are you planning on reading THE YEAR OF THE BEASTS**? If the answer to these questions is yes, here is a little treat for you. I would be happy to skype in to your book club to discuss the book (actually this offer is good for any of my novels!!) That’s right! Me! Live! In your living room! (Or wherever you meet!) Answering your questions!
How do you get this fantastic hang out? SO SIMPLE!
Just send me a picture of your book club and proof that you’ve purchased 6+ copies of THE YEAR OF THE BEASTS (or the book of mine that you are going to discuss) I will happily arrange (schedule permitting) to Skype in at your book club meeting for at least a half an hour .
There is no limit to this giveaway. There is no foreseeable deadline. So you can see how easy it is to win! I will Skype in to any and all book clubs as long as the criteria to win have been met!
Gather your book club and get reading! And to win, remember:
1) send me a group picture of your book club.
2) Send me proof that you’ve purchased 6+ books.
3) We will coordinate as best we can to make a Skype visit happen.
Email entries to misscecil at gmail dot com
*Schedule permitting to the best of my ability to Skype in. Sometimes things happen. Like travel. And things.
**Or any of my novels! This deal works for any book club reading any of my books.
***Libraries or Schools! This deal goes for you as well.
So excited that the USA Today Happy Ever After section featured the cover of STONE IN THE SKY. I wrote a little essay about loving the beast / alien to go along with it. Those of you who’ve read TIN STAR will get why.
Years ago, Tula Bane was beaten and left for dead on a remote space station far from Earth, her home planet. She started with nothing and had no one, but over time, she found a home, a family, and even love. When it’s discovered that the abandoned planet beneath the station is abundant with a rare and valuable resource, aliens from across the galaxy race over to strike it rich. With them comes trouble, like the man who nearly killed Tula years ago—the man she has dreamed of destroying ever since.
Signed pre-orders for Stone in the Sky (or for any of my books signed) are available at Skylight Books
I’ll be reading ODD DUCK over at the Hammer Museum on 9/7 as part of their Made in LA / Make in LA Family Day event!
There will be lots of fun things to do! There will be a Chad and Theodora coloring sheet.
See you there!